Monday, July 10, 2017

Kim Zearley



Kimberley Ann Zearley, 48, of Oklahoma City (formerly of Poteau) passed away Friday, July 7, 2017 in OKC.  Kim was born June 19, 1969 in Poteau, OK.  Kim was a trucking company dispatcher.



Survivors include her daughter & son in law, Shelby & Aaron Ingle of Thackerville, OK; son, Dayne Ziara of Dallas, TX; grandson, Damian Tate Ingle; her parents, Phillip & Rosa Lee Zearley of Poteau, OK; brother, Sterling & Samantha Zearley of Norman, OK; other relatives, loved ones and many friends.



Services will be 2 pm, Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the First Free Will Baptist Church, Poteau with Rev. Jim Cook officiating. 

13 comments:

Serena Ehrlich said...

How do you say good-bye to someone like Kimmy? Shall I start with how kind she was to me when I moved to Poteau at 10 years old? Do I reflect on all the times in school we hung out? Do I mention how excited she was when Dayne was born or how much she loved Shelby? How about focusing on her larger than life personality that brought joy to the lives of so many people? Who else do I know that has lived through all of the obstacles she faced and did it with a huge smile, a laugh and a ton of tenacity?

Saying good-bye to someone as joyful as Kim feel wrong. How can a presence as large and wonderful as her just be gone?

Kimmy, thank you for being you, for doing all the things you did and for all the times you stepped up and helped me. I am going to try my best to live my life like you did - full of smiles and dragon or two. Big hugs. Love you.

Michael Warren said...

Kimmy taught me a valuable lesson very early in life, friends are friends forever. Bonded by the passing of time in small town Oklahoma. I do not believe in chance, I know God placed Kimmy in our lives to remind us that there is bright side to every circumstance. She found that bright side, reminded us of it and always helped get us over those troubled waters. That is amazing enough, but only half the picture she did this consistently all while dealing with personal struggles but always willing to set those aside to help a friend. She touched the lives of everyone she met and left her friends changed forever. There is no way I could repay her for the encouragement she has given me over the years, but I try by living out the example she set for me. Quite simply put, I am a better person as a result of having grown up with Kimmy. I have seen and experienced the love of God in her smile, that changes everything, forever, for the better.
Michael Warren Class of '87

Anissa Pierson said...

My first memory of Kimmy was when I was in the 6th grade. She was just entering the 8th grade. We met in the hall during one of our class changes. For someone who was going into a new school and a whole new world of classes, she was a really bug help. She told me "Hey don't be so scared. It's all going to be alright. You'll get the hang of it soon, I promise. It's a little scary at first but you'll do just fine." Then she smiled that big ole smile and made me feel that I had forever kind of friend.(crying as I type this) A few weeks go by and she comes up to me one day and she smiles again (as always) and she tell me that I don't seem as lost as I was one the first day. I thanked her for being the first and only person to approach me when other were to busy to notice. I caught up with her a few years and she remembered who I was as soon as she saw my name on her friend request. We exchanged phone numbers and would sit and talk for hours sometimes about nothing important. Just catch up on each other's lives. She always had a way with making everyone and anyone feel comfortable and her contagious smile would be the bright light in a dark moment. Her outlook on life was so contagious that even if she was having a bad day, she could make you and herself forget about whatever the problem or problems were. Thank you again Kimmy for being the kind of person you always were. Everyone loved and still loves you. You will be missed but I know that we will all see you again soon. Sleep peaceful and easy my dear friend.
Anissa Pierson

Joe Harwell, Author/Publisher said...

Kimmy exuded caring and happiness to others in a generous way rarely found in this life. I will miss her cheerfulness, smile, positive outlook, and friendship. Peace, Love, and Hope to the family and everyone who was blessed by knowing her.

Edith Ward said...

I came to know Kim through Anthony and Julie Ward. She was always easy to talk to and felt concern for other people's feelings regardless of what she was going through. She use to call me and we'd just talk a while not as often as I'd liked. When my husband, Johnny Ward, Passed she came to the funeral home to be with the family. We don't understand why young ones have to leave us but we all have an alloted time here and when that time is up, we must move on to bigger and better things. See you later, Kim.
Edith Ward--LeFlore 7-11-17

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure what to say , we were good friends in high school, she was always very kind to everybody. I will be praying for all of you.

David Thompson

Tabitha House said...

Kim was a strong woman and a ray of sunshine. No matter how hard life got for her, she kept her sense of humor and never quit caring about others. She was loved by so many people because of her outgoing, sincere personality.
When my brother was passing, she brought food to the hospital for my whole family. That is the kind of person that she was. Her loyalty had no limits.
Kim had a beautiful, vibrant soul and touched the lives of all that came in contact with her. Kim's absence will leave a void in this world that will be felt by many, but the fond memories of her will remain in our hearts forever.
My prayers are with her children, for they have suffered the greatest loss.

Billy Pickle said...

Still can't believe youre gone sis. I miss you!!!!! I miss your smile and big laugh. You were always a joy to have around. You are the type of person this world needed. You would help someone if they needed it no matter what was going on in your life. I will see you again one day but I need to finish my work here first. Heaven is a brighter place now with you and you're a bright angel

Barbara Melton said...

Hearing that we had lost such a beautiful lady brought such a sadness over me. I knew that the world was losing a one of a kind person who gave selflessly to others and never gave a second thought about it.

I will miss her terribly. Kimmy always was as bright as a shining star, her smile contagious. It didn't matter how bad she felt, she pushed on in a positive way and put that beautiful smile on for all to see. And she always always had a positive attitude.

Kimmy, you may be gone for now, but you will NEVER be forgotten. I love you my dear sweet friend and I will see you again on the other side.

Anonymous said...

I will miss your hugs and positive vibes my friend...I love you much...til we meet again...

Gary and Robin Gray said...

To a really wonderful person, you will be truly missed.

Zena Beadle said...

Rest in paradise Kimmy!!!
You will be truly missed...

Regina Taylor said...

Kimmy, you were that sunshine on a cloudy day....that light at the end of that tunnel...that smile that sometimes you could not find...she was one of the sweetest people I have ever met in this life...you will be missed sweet girl....Until we meet again, keep everyone in Heaven in line...Regina Taylor